Honesty is the Best Policy
Channel: Abdul Nasir Jangda
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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam, at the most difficult moment of his life, when he had suffered great personal loss and tragedy.
The departure of his beloved wife Khadija Radi Allahu taala, Anna,
the death of his uncle level taught him
the continuous oppression and
opposition in Makkah, and then the further brutality that he suffered at the hands of the people have bought if at that most critical juncture Allah subhanaw taala provided relief to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Allah subhanaw taala took the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the most amazing and miraculous journey and experienced that any human being has ever had. The journey of Illustra will mirage.
When the prophets Allah, the son returned from that journey, and he was eager, as was his responsibility to inform the people of this experience that he had had and what had been given to him on this particular journey. And the prophets allottee Saddam had the the people gathered around him in the huddle and he was wanting to inform them of this. At that particular juncture. Abuja Han, who had a long history of causing much distress and pain to the Prophet to lobby Salam. He
ran into Abu Bakr Siddiq Radi Allahu Jalon
and he said to Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu that have you heard what your friend is saying?
And Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Allahu anhu, being very cautious with the band that he was dealing with. Because he was a known troublemaker. He said that I don't trust you and rely upon anything you have to say. But what are you speaking about? And he said, Well, your friend says that and he recounted a summary of what the journey of this era was Rogers.
And Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Bucha Anhu said to him that if indeed the prophets Allah They said I'm has said, what you are stating that absolutely, I believe him. Because I believe in something even more fundamental than that. I believe that he is the messenger of God. And I believe that he receives the Word of God revelation from beyond the heavens from beyond this worldly realm.
And so once I have put my faith and trust in that, then this is something very easy to accept.
Furthermore, the narration informs us that once the gathering commenced, and the prophets Allah the some started presenting to them what happened,
put it on my power sheet and every single time the prophets Allah Dixon stated something about what he saw what he experienced what he happened across.
Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Talana would immediately really respond and react by saying, Sadhak you have spoken the truth, so that you have spoken the truth, and he kept on repeating it to the point where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam paused his presentation, he turned to Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu and he said, Anta yah Bakr, Siddiq,
you Oh Abu Bakr are at the peak and the pinnacle of honesty.
And I wanted to, for my own benefit, unpack this characteristic in this quality of setup and what exactly is being talked about and being addressed here? This is a quality and a characteristic that Allah subhanaw taala has stated for the prophets of Allah. Throughout the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala tells us that we're Jana Allah whom Lisanna set up in Alia, that when talking about is her Ibrahim in his heart and you
goob Allah subhanaw taala said that we meet them honest and truthful people. When Allah speaks about his smile Adi Salam will Canada's in the hookah surgical word. He was honest. When he speaks about Idris Alehissalaam cannot sit deep and nebbia he was an honest, upright person. When he speaks about use of audio, he said I'm useful as a deer.
He is given the title of being honest and trustworthy. So what is this siddik that we're talking about? It's been defined in many, many different ways. And we don't need a very technical definition. It's something that we all are somewhat familiar with. But it's matava, Petula only bill feared, when will Tabakoto fairly Bill Han? It is that what you say is what you do. And what you say and do is in accordance with the situation in the circumstance.
It is an everything else that we know. Assassin Lee man,
what assassin Amana? What assassin, Dianna acidic, the foundation of every other characteristic and quality that we aspire to. Whether that is faith, belief, integrity, dignity, loyalty, the foundation of all of it is this honest, the ability to be honest.
And the ability to be honest, no matter what the circumstances may be, no matter how difficult and challenging it is. But having this realization that this is my statement before Allah subhanaw taala about who I am.
A lot of times, you know, life is complicated. No one is saying otherwise. Life is challenging and difficult.
We oftentimes use that expression of being caught between a rock and a hard place.
And there's a reality to that.
And again, I reiterate, it's not easy. No one claimed it's easy. It's not supposed to be easy. If it was easy, then there wouldn't be any challenge.
But the but the the test here is, is that in spite of the difficulty in spite of the adversity, even though there might be some unfavorable consequences, am I able to be truthful and honest.
And that is my statement before Allah subhanaw taala that is my resume that I present to Allah about who I actually am.
We're all too familiar. I am too familiar. I can't speak about anyone's. I'm all too familiar with the phenomena of Well, I was caught between a rock and a hard place I was dealing with this tough situation. I had to do what I had to do.
You know, it is what it is. But then what ends up happening, I know that maybe I lied, and I was not honest. And I was did not conduct myself with full honesty and integrity. And that eats away at me.
And that causes unrest in my soul. And then what do we do we overcompensate? I'm a good person.
That that that shahada, that testimonial on my own behalf, I'm a good person. I have to analyze that and understand that why do I feel the need to say that out loud? My deeds are recorded with Allah. What Allah who I mean won't be that to sudo Allah knows with what's within my heart.
My interactions with people are there. Abu Bakr Siddiq, or the Allahu Giovanna did not have to say I am a Sadiq the prophet of allah sallallahu sallam said it for him.
Ibrahim in his heart and Iacob in his married they didn't have to scream from the mountaintops were good people. Allah said it for them.
What are my deeds? How am I conducting myself?
The prophets Allah He said on was even asked a you Nasik often
who are the best of the people? Who really is a good person. Got it? Oh, my moon will help.
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the prophets a lot he said everyone who has a clean heart, and that's a different subject for a different day that needs to be unpacked. There's even a lengthier narration in which the Sahaba asked the prophets Allah He said
that Malema Moon what does that mean? Yeah, Rasul Allah and he explained it but the gist of it is somebody with a clean heart. But the topic that I want to focus on here today said was how there can be satin. Somebody who's tongue is true.
Right, you get you get what you see, and you see what you get.
You can trust that person. There's honesty and integrity.
And there are levels Murad Tim Lissa duck, as if I am an Imam Al Ghazali. In their works have detailed There's levels Maratea boosted up
And I don't want to make it too technical.
But obviously the first level of setup is our set up with Allah. Are we honest with Allah? If I've said Nightline Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah, if I've pledged and pledged my obedience and my devotion to Allah, am I being honest in that?
Or am I prioritizing other things over Allah's rights upon me? And then somehow trying to make myself myself feel better by telling myself Oh, but I'm a good person.
But I'm a good believer
when the Bedouins came to the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam this is what's so fascinating about that. The Bedouins and similar to her gerat Bukhara they came to the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam urbano acid Excuse me but acid they came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and they said Allah Tala Ramana what they were saying was were good people.
William took me No, no, no, no, do not testify on your own behalf. Well, I can do a cinema. Say we submit.
We submit we humble ourselves we present ourselves before Allah's judgment for Allah's obedience, that should be your claim. Do not testify on your own behalf well I'm I get the whole email of your rubric of Allah can say this, that Allah is saying I see inside your hearts in the Imam is not there in your hearts. So your testimony is false.
When omega quality Manaphy color we can't wait to tear Allah Wallace Hulagu if you obey Allah and His messenger like Illumina Malik, Bucha then your deeds will not go to waste. And then Allah goes on to explain to the animal McMinnville, Alladhina amanu Blackie Barrasso li THORNWELL Amira turbo, which are hadoo we M one to him one fishing visa, Belinda, hula Iike, who's Sadiq Khan, you want to be honest, you want to be good people will believe in Allah and His messenger.
Don't have any doubts about this relationship that you serve Allah, you are at the mercy of Allah, you are to be judged by Allah, and then strive.
Give something to Allah devote your life, your resources, everything to the pleasure and the obedience of Allah, and that will make you good people.
So, first of all, honesty with Allah.
Secondly, honesty with the people.
A cynical man, I'll help honesty with the creation.
And as Allah has taught us, what we are how we bow to whom I will be by then the closer people are, the more rights and responsibilities, the more rights they have upon us and the more responsibility we have to them.
The greater the demand for honesty and integrity is.
So being honest with the people
and being learning to practice honesty.
And if there are consequences, then that's life.
And again, trying to remedy some of the more tougher consequences through humility.
to humble ourselves, one of the biggest impediments, right to the lying, is the antonym is the opposite is the bid of acidic. It's the opposite of honesty. But a lot of times we think that lying
is an impediment to honesty. No, no, no, that's just the absence of the honesty. One of the greatest impediments to honesty is actually the ego and the pride that we have.
Because if I'm honest here, maybe that puts me at a disadvantage in this situation. If I'm honest here, as a follow up, I might have to apologize.
I might have to eat some of my words, I might have to humble myself here.
And it's that protectiveness of the knifes the ego. To not have to humble myself not admit I was wrong, to never have to apologize to anyone to never have to make amends to never have to go hand in hand to anybody.
That that makes it justifiable by any means. So if I have to lie, I have to lie. If I have to be dishonest, I'll be dishonest.
But humility is very important. The Prophet of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he taught us this. And the supramolecular the Allahu Taala and who says Mahatma Burnaby sallallahu alayhi wa sallam aka to Allah and on every single time the prophets Allah December addressed the community he said Lightning Man, Lee Mala Amana Tala who
there is no faith, real faith, deep faith, faithfulness for the person who can't be trusted. Well, Adina Lim Allah Allah Who, and there is no Dean. There's no real commitment to the dean in the religion for someone whose promises are not fulfilled.
and Abu Bakr Siddiq on the Allahu Taala Anhu to kind of conclude with where we had started, Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Allah Han who showed us that when we have that kind of honesty,
and that integrity and that humility, then we are up to the task at hand.
The most difficult and challenging situation that ever be felt the love of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam
was the departure, the passing of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
The day the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam passed away.
It was a very, very to put it lightly, a very difficult and challenging situation.
Everyone was distraught.
Everyone was confused.
And everyone was trying to figure out what to do in that very trying and difficult situation.
Abu Bakr, Siddiq Radi Allahu Allah and who remembered and he was able to remember in that moment,
that he had a promise to keep
on the STI.
I made a promise to the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam
that I will obey Allah, no matter what the situation that I will follow in the footsteps of the prophets Allah the same no matter how difficult it is. That I will serve this Deen in this religion that I will look after this community. No matter how difficult to this. I will look at his daughter had just become a widow. Our mother Ayesha Siddiqa, the Allahu Taala I will look at her the Alana who had just lost his best friend, somebody who we had known for 50 years.
He was suffering more than anyone else.
But Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Allahu understood I have a promise to keep.
And he got up on the member that day. And he addressed everyone and provided strength and comfort to everyone.
This is honesty, this is loyalty. This is integrity.
We all are. We all are in different walks of life. And we have different challenges and a multitude of different relationships and many different things that we're balancing at the same time.
But the one thing we cannot compromise on is honesty.
That is my statement of who I am before Allah subhanaw taala.
And I'll conclude with the Hadith of the prophets, Allah the salam that so beautifully summarizes this subject and a hadith in Bukhari Muslim
are delivered Miss Arad, the Allahu taala, and who he says that the prophet of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said on a cul de sac,
hold firm to honesty.
This is an expression in the Arabic language that means if everything else falls by the wayside, don't let go of honesty. Be honest, when all else fails for in the Siddha Yeah, the little bit because honesty will always guide you to piety.
Honesty, is the best policy it will always bring you to what is most beloved to Allah. When the Bidra yeah de la Jana, and that is what takes you to paradise. Well Mike is Allah Raju you suck vehicle? Or yes Dooku we're yet to hurrah a silica had to YouTuber in the LA he's to Beacon and a person continues to speak the truth and strive yet the 100 Raw, strive in every situation to look for what is the position of honesty here?
What is the most honest thing to do in this situation? What is the most honest and correct thing to say in any given situation? And this person keeps on trying? And Allah Subhan Allah the Prophet SAW Selim, his eloquence is remarkable. He said, Yes, we get the hara, sci fi, Allen Medallia, he tries. We're not perfect. We're going to stumble, we're going to make mistake. But what we're going to do is we're going to keep on trying the next day. We're going to get back up and try to be honest the next day, and we're going to keep on track. This person keeps on striving and trying to be honest, until he is written in the court of God as an honest person.
And then the prophets Allah the son tells us also the flip side, what is there to lose? What is that what is at stake? What your claim will keep
and stay away
at all costs.
from becoming a liar from lying and being deceitful, lying in deceit, stay away from it.
No matter what it takes, final good bye yeah, the ill food drawer, because lying will eventually lead you to become disobedient and rebellious in front of God will
Due to end in a nod and that path of disobedience and rebelliousness to God will ultimately lead to the fire of hell May Allah protect us all. Well, my guests Alan Raju, yet zebu, we get to hundra Kilda and a person will continue to lie and just constantly always look for the angle
right the spin the angle in every situation
may Allah forgive us we we praise this kind of behavior now.
Smart, sharp, cunning, shrewd,
This is not who the prophets a logician was, processing Was he ever described as being cut throat
right was the process of ever described as
These are strong qualities
cunning and shrewd. These are slippery, slippery qualities. These are bad traits.
And the prophets Allah the census relies on Raju. While Mike is on Raju. Yesterday we will get to get hotter youth during the LA Heaton Sabha and then ultimately that person will be written in the eyes of God in the court of law as a liar May Allah protect us all. Baraka Allahu Allah, we're looking for the Quran and Aldine whenever I need what jambalaya to ethical hacking, and safiullah Lee welcome Melissa you didn't see me for sofiero in the whole of Aurora.
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